ERIC Number: ED158801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Community College Motivation Inventory--Research Manual.
Caughren, Harry J., Jr.
The Community College Motivation Inventory (CCMI), devised to have special relevance to college educational and counseling objectives, is based on the interaction of three areas of motivation: intrinsic versus practical, action-oriented needs; status-seeking motives; and group versus one-to-one interpersonal relations. The three factors--Intrinsic Motivation, Self Enhancement, and Person Orientation--are scaled producing eight "types" of motivational structure. In addition, Infrequent Response, identifying those whose responses have little commonality with others; Goal-Deficiency, identifying those with feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety; and Sex Differentiation scales, identifying practical and esthetic personalities, were developed and applied to further specify personality type. Scale development, retest reliability, internal consistency, independence of selected CCMI scales, validity, sample items from each of the scales and explanations of the scales themselves are discussed. Inventory interpretation is clarified in terms of interaction among scales and additional research possibilities, and administering and scoring CCMI is discussed. Appendices cover validation data, standard selected scores for males and for females, item identification/content, and copies of the six scales. A bibliography is included. (TR)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Community Colleges, Goal Orientation, Guides, Individual Characteristics, Interpersonal Competence, Personality Measures, Psychological Testing, Self Actualization, Self Esteem, Student Motivation, Test Interpretation, Test Validity, Two Year Colleges
Berkeley Testscor, 284 Purdue Ave., Berkeley 8, California 94708 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Testscor, CA.
Identifiers: Community College Motivation Inventory